Daily Journal 4/18/2017

Good afternoon everyone. How is everyone doing today? I wish I could say things were going good but in all actuality, we just found out that we have a blown head gasket and my husband is trying to fix it. We just got finished ordering the new gasket and we are also having to take our new alternator back due to it being bad. We should have all parts tomorrow afternoon and hopefully be back on the road.

Now as to writing, I finished the first chapter of my first freebie book last night and will begin with today’s writing goal shortly after publishing this post. I had to take a nap this morning because I went to bed early this morning and kept getting up and down for some unknown reason. I do feel pretty good right now and my head is clear. I also started working on a newsletter last night getting it set up has been an awesome experience. I am sort of brainstorming what to exactly put into it, but I will figure it out. I will be adding a sign-up form on my site for those who would like to receive it weekly. It has been an awesome experience finally becoming a published author and the stories just flow. I have every single book outline for every book I want to write this year completed and ready to go.

I know I seem like I’m rambling but that is just the excitement of moving forward. It is a beautiful day outside after a thunderstorm that lasted throughout the night and the critters are doing their thing. Well, I need to get writing so that I can hit my goal for the day. I wish everyone of my friends and family an awesome and blessed day.

Daily Journal 4/2/2017

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday. It has been a beautiful day at my sister-in-law’s house and have spoken to my husband twice today. It’s doing me some good to get away from the tent and my stepmother and I am feeling pretty relaxed. I have been spending most of the day taking notes from some book publishing courses and will be doing some writing here shortly. I was up with my sister-in-law until about one o’clock this morning working on my book.

I have one of my older dogs with me here and miss the other three at home. I miss my husband but we needed this time apart from each other. I will be going home tomorrow and then back to the new house on Tuesday to do some more work on it. It is hard to get it done fast on a fixed income but we are managing. My sister-in-law is pretty agitated with her current situation and wanted some company so we can lean on each other.

I have gotten back on my medications regularly now and I seem to be leveling out and becoming more stable. For most of the people around me, that is a good thing. Well, it is early evening here and the sunset is beautiful. I am able to sit relaxed and think a little more clearly and have become a little more productive instead of sitting in a funk because of my mental status. Everyone has been very supportive and enlightening.

I have learned some new things within my publishing notes, webinars, and study courses. It has been an awesome experience learning all these new things to get my books ready for the world of becoming a published author. I learn things through my writer groups on facebook and see how many of them are very supportive. I look forward to checking in every day and seeing what new things have been going on and what I might have missed.

So, everything on my end is mellowing out for now and I can only do things to keep positive but God knows I am going to hate to have to go back to that house and tent tomorrow. I have to because I miss my husband and other dogs and they are the only reason I am going back. Well, let me get off of here and get some writing done and I look forward to my next update tomorrow so I wish everyone an awesome and blessed day.

 

Daily Journal 3/16/2017

Hello to all my friends and family. It is beautiful here today with the sun shining but still a little brisk with cold. We are planning to go to the house to finish the floor today and my father-in-law will be going with my husband tomorrow to finish up the wiring. I had an unexpected visitor this morning of an old friend I haven’t seen in a while. It was good to see him and to know how good he is doing. I feel pretty good today regardless of our situation living in this tent. Today makes nine and a half months we have been living in this tent and the tent is going to be unlivable soon. We have been patching holes the best way we can and it is getting harder to keep warm in here. At night, when I get away from the computer to go to bed, my feet are like ice and I can’t feel them until I get in bed and thaw them out. My husband has sewn blankets around the inside to help insulate the tent but the holes make it colder. I will be so glad to get out of here. My husband wants to argue with me when I want to clean up the tent and the only thing I can say to him is “even though we live in a tent, it doesn’t mean we have to live like a slob”. Then he laughs at me because I am OCD about cleanliness.

I will get back to writing this evening when we get back and worked on some notes last night. I am looking forward to publishing my first book and helping someone out. That is where I get my satisfaction, not from money but from knowing that I can help another human being. My therapist came yesterday and she read a copy of my book and said she couldn’t put it down until she finished it because it is personal and straightforward. I have not sugarcoated anything, but she enjoyed it and looks forward to reading the next one. I want people to know the real me and the cold hard facts about my life and the struggles I went through. It will also give understanding to those who have no clue about certain lifestyles and why people struggle with certain issues. It just isn’t about people being homeless, out in the streets, but people also face these issues in their own homes.

I am considering posting the first chapter here on this blog site to allow people to read it and get an insight what the rest of the book will be about. I would also like some feedback on it as well. Well, let me get going, I hear my husband honking the horn that he is ready to go. I hope everyone has a great day and be blessed.

Daily Journal 3/7/2017

First, I want to apologize for not posting yesterday because I was having a down day. My depression set in and it caused me to have some dull depressing feelings and I was just wanted to be left alone yesterday. On top of being depressed, I was also not feeling well like I was getting sick again. My therapist came today and we talked about everything going on and the talk made me feel a bit better.

On a happier note, this morning my husband and I are going over to the house to clean the rest of the trash up and ready for the dump. We have the material now to finish the floor and start putting the kitchen walls up. All that remains is for my husband and father-in-law to finish up the wiring of the last two rooms so that we can get the inspection.

That will brighten my day knowing that soon we will be in our house and out of this tent, which is almost unliveable. Other than that, I am continuing with my writing and getting this together for my second book. I need to create a video for crowdfunding to assist with the editing expenses before publishing. This second book has a lot of useful information and is taking quite a bit of time to gather my research for it. I am almost there and ready to begin writing.

I look forward to publishing my books and love creating them. My passion has grown for writing and it makes me happy knowing I can share my life story with the world. I want people to gain an understanding of what some people deal with on a daily basis and how to overcome the issues they face. I have also got the outline done for the third book which will be fictional and I look forward to writing it.

Well, it is late and we need to get some rest before heading to the house. I just wanted to touch base with everyone and give you a progress report on what’s going on with me and my life. These posts are written from the heart whether it is good things or bad, I want people to know the real me and the things that go on in my life. So, I will say good night to all of my friends and family and have a blessed day today. Keep those smiles going.

 

Daily Journal 2/18/2017

Good morning everyone! It just started raining this morning here and I have been up since five-thirty. I have been sick for the last couple of days and I am sitting here with my tissue to catch my runny nose.:) I feel a little better this morning and look forward to catching up on a few things that I haven’t been able to do lately. I have been working on a short story but since being sick and achy I haven’t really worked on it, but I will be finishing it this morning before moving on to something else. I have my to-do list ready and I think I’m ready as well.

I ended up adding another chapter to my first book but I should have it completed this week and ready for publishing next month. It has been a little strained lately with bills so saving money to publish and all the other book expenses gets a little hairy. I will be working on my crowdfunding campaigns this weekend to possibly assist with the expenses. I have almost completed my spreadsheet for the next book and should begin writing it the week of February twenty-seventh. I have set goals for myself and I want to write a book a week. My goal for the year is to have at least thirty- five books wrote this year.  I have a third of those books set up in my writing program with notes already.

Listening to the rain outside the tent makes for a calm surrounding to write. I have my notebook next to me so that if an idea for a book comes to mind I can jot it down. Everyone is still asleep and I am enjoying my first cup of coffee and looking forward to my creative juices flowing today. Plenty to do to complete my day but I am positive about it even with me being sick. Well, I want to wish everyone a great day and help someone out that needs it today. It will come back to you. Take care and God bless.

Daily Journal 2/16/2017

This morning has been rough. I woke up to a lot of pain in my lower back which radiated around my hips causing me to hurt bad enough to cry. I went back to lay down and my husband tried to comfort me until I fell asleep to get away from the pain. I just got up a little while ago and have taken prescribed medication for the pain. I am able to sit here with minimal pain and ready to start my day of writing. We have been working on the new house for the past three days and have made good progress. The kitchen floor is almost complete and then to finish the wiring for inspection. I perceive us to be in the new house hopefully by mid-March. We just want it livable to get moved in and will continue working on it one room at a time until it is restored. It is an old house that was built in nineteen thirty-eight and has been empty for quite a few years. The previous tenants left it full of trash so we had to clean it out first before doing any repairs.

I have already discussed with my husband what I would like to do to the inside as far as interior design and set up. He agreed to let me do the designing he will just do the grunt work as he puts it. But, other than this, things are moving forward and we look forward to being in this house soon.

Other news today is that I have been working on my spreadsheet of literary journals and magazines that I will be submitting short stories to for publication. Some pay and some do not but I am looking at just having them published to gain some literary ground. I have rethought my first book and besides adding one more chapter I am now writing two extra chapters to finish it off before publishing.

So there you have it, my journal for today. I hope everyone is having a great day so far and I wish happy creativity and prosperity for everyone. Be healthy and God Bless.

Daily Journal 1/23/2017

With it raining all night our tent floor is wet and had a few little leaks last night. I went to bed somewhat early last night to get a full night sleep to which I only got up once last night which is good for me. I got up about 6 am this morning and I am beginning my day. I am listening to the coffee brewing and can’t wait for that first cup. Besides this daily journal, I keep a written journal every day. I am somewhat achy this morning in my lower back and hips but I have taken my meds and starting today with a fresh start. Hubby is still asleep so I can concentrate on my writing quietly and have decided to add another chapter to my first book and almost ready to start writing the second book of the series. It has taken the better part of ten days to do research on the second book and I am anxious to start writing. I have a lot of information for this book and it will be full length while the first book is a novella of about thirty thousand words. I am also working on putting a newsletter together so keep an eye out for it. Okay so let me tackle the day before hubby gets up. I wish everyone a great day and may you have a very productive day. God Bless.

Daily Journal 1/22/2017

Gobrandi-picod Morning Everyone! First, I want to apologize for not being here writing to you. I have been a little under the weather and consumed by research for my second book while my first book is under its third round of editing. I still have quite a bit of research to do to before I start writing my second book but I am hopeful that my schedule will return tomorrow and keeping everyone posted on my progress. I woke up today with somewhat a clear mind and

I woke up today with somewhat a clear mind and a little headache but work must be done. I have been having a problem with motivation lately due to not feeling well both physically and mentally. I hope everyone can forgive me and give me another chance to redeem myself. 🙂 I have so many books to write and many more popping in my head daily. While one book is in its editing stage I begin working on the outline or research for the next one.

My short stories are just a sampling of my writing and I hope everyone enjoys them. So, I need to get back to writing and I hope everyone has a great and blessed day. Chat soon.

Daily Journal 1/8/2017

Woke up to freezing weather in this tent this morning with it feeling like one degree outside and trying to keep warm. I hardly slept at all last night, had sister-in-law spending the night with us in this tent. I am enjoying my second cup of coffee and everyone else is waking up. I plan on working on my second book today. Just trying to catch up wth everything today. Doctor put me on different medication and I am waiting to see if it will work and have back doctor appointment tomorrow so hopefully, I will find out what is wrong with my back and get something to help with it. So other than freezing I am doing pretty good and feel okay, but the day has just started. I hope everyone has a great day and happy writing.

Daily Journal 1/1/2017

Good morning world! Happy New Year! I feel great today and it is a new year. It is time for new things and a fresh start. Sorry, I have not been here in a minute, I have been doing some final touches on my first book to get it ready for publishing. Time to start my new schedule and get things going. It is a brand new year and the possibilities are endless. Last year was a hard year but we made it and the world did not come crashing down on us, yet. It’s time to let bygones be bygones and move forward into a new year without any undue stress or resentment. Let’s all be happy and make this year a year to remember. I am already working on book number two of my nonfiction series and should have the whole series done this year plus a few extra books on the side. I have my goals in place and set, now all I need to do is sprint to the finish line. I hope everyone has a great day and a Happy New Year!! 🙂